Environment

On The Waterfront

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/09/2022 - 20:29
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New Yorkers are increasingly using the vastly underutilized waterfront for ferry service as an environmental alternative to automobiles.

NYC Ferry has the largest #USA passenger fleet with a total of 38 vessels, providing between 20–90 minute service on each of the routes, depending on the season. A ferry to St. George, Staten Island, and a stop in Throgs Neck/Ferry Point Park launched in 2021, while a route to Coney Island is planned.

NYC Wild Weather Week

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 04:00
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We like to call them the grey days of Winter, but it is still Autumn, when the leaves Fall and the skies have not turned gray  just jet.

By the way, did you know that Gray and Grey are both common spellings of the color between black and white. Gray is more frequent in American English, whereas grey is more common in British English.

The weekend started out with rain near the coast but a wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow, and at times freezing rain, for the interior within our forecast region.

South Midwest Destruction

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/11/2021 - 12:25
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#CityImages would like join All Americans to remember those families throughout the central U.S. who are victims of the 36 tornadoes..

Also, the public safety officers and members of the news media spent the night keeping people informed and updated to stay as safe as possible during a horrific night of extremely severe weather. It is at times like this that the most important purpose of our jobs comes out. We proceed as if limits to our ability don't exist. Dozens killed as tornadoes rip through Kentucky, other U.S. states 

Winter’s First Snow?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 01:19
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New York City residents are expecting some flurries during the morning commute, but the first snowfall of the season will be very light.

A “Winter Operations Advisory” was reportedly issued, allowing NYC to fill and deploy salt spreaders, according to the city’s Department of Sanitation.

GLOBAL COPOUT

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/14/2021 - 08:42
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200 countries copout at COP26 by agreeing to 'Phase Down' rather than 'Phase Out' coal power, bowing to China and India.

India wanted the revision to the language on coal to reflect the 'national circumstances of emerging economies. China, which uses coal-fired power plants to fuel its explosive economic growth, consumes half the world's coal, while India is in second place accounting for 11 percent of global coal use. 

GOP COPOUT

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 15:25
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The ancient proverb “see no evilhear no evilspeak no evil” was popularized in the 17th century as a pictorial Shinto maxim, carved in the famous Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine in Nikkō, Japan.

Three Wise Monkeys illustrated the idea of protecting oneself self from unsavory or challenging behavior, thought, or language.

21 Day of September

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 07:13
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Today Is the 21st of September, which means it may be time to listen and delve into the Earth, Wind & Fire classic smash hit.

But do you remember why the band happened to chose the 21st as the date for the song? Many assume it has to do with the seasons changing September 21 is the first day of Autumn. It happens to be the international day of peace. The simple reality is that it rhymes nicely..

A Hard Rain Kept Falling

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:26
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City Images is reporting this morning that New York will be getting lots of rain. Ida caused at least 48 dead and area-wide damage.